Tourist falls to death after trying to take 'epic' selfie in Mehrangarh Fort
| Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 16:13
Jaipur: The craze for a selfie turned fatal for a 23-year-old tourist to the Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city on Tuesday, police said.
The man named Nikhil was trying to click a selfie on Tuesday evening when he fell down from the ramparts of the fort in Jodhpur, over 350 km from here.
"Nikhil had gone to the fort with his friends in the afternoon. While he was trying to click a selfie, he lost his balance and fell down near a temple from where he was rushed to the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital where he was declared dead," a police official told reporters over phone.
The deceased man's family has been informed, while police have launched an investigation.
In Mumbai recently, some college girls while clicking a selfie fell into the Arabian Sea. One of the girls lost her life while the other two were saved by a braveheart. The 18-year-old victim, identified as Tarannum Ansari, was accompanied by her two friends Anjum Khan (19) and Kasuri Khan (19). While clicking their selfie, they slipped and fell into the swirling seawaters off the rocky beach of Bandra Bandstand. After the incident, 15 spots in Mumbai was recognised as ‘no-selfie’ zones in the metropolitan city.